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Israel Denies Interfaith BDS Activists Entry and Resurrects Memories of Rick Ufford ChaseEileen Fleming - The Arab Daily News - "...because of their support of BDS/Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions on Israel UNTIL Israel ends the military occupation of Palestine and honors equal human rights for all." id 26/7/2017
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Major clashes in Hebron as thousands take to the streets [VIDEO]al-Khalil team - International Solidarity Movement - "The protest was suppressed violently by scores of Israeli soldiers and police, who fired live ammunition indiscriminately into crowds of young men and boys." - id 26/7/2017
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Caught in Israel`s Activist Ban Rabbi Alissa Wise - JVP (Jewish Voice for Peace) - Five nonviolent activists — Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faith leaders — were forbidden to board a plane from Washington to Israel. Neither the airline (Lufthansa) or the Israeli government will explain why or show us documentation. Israel’s hypocrisy in demanding to speak for all Jews, and denying a rabbi entry because of her beliefs, is not lost on me. But it’s not about me personally being prevented from boarding a plane. The larger issue is Israel’s attempt to sabotage genuine partnerships between Palestinians, Israelis, and people all around the world working for equality and justice. [ak]25/7/2017
J Street, a Reliable Foe of BDS, Urges Congress to Oppose Israel Anti-Boycott ActZaid Jilani- The Intercept - The Israel Anti-Boycott Actwould levy penalties of up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine — leading many to claim, such as the ACLU did, that it is a serious threat to free speech. J Street, founded in late 2007 to promote a two-state solution, opposes the Israeli occupation and general treatment of the Palestinians, but also its activists regularly find themselves at odds with left-wing groups such as Jewish Voices for Peace and Students for Justice in Palestine who view BDS as the best way to end the occupation of the Palestinians. J Street often lobbies in favor of anti-BDS legislation. However, the Israel Anti- Boycott Act is a step too far for even these reliable opponents of BDS. J Street now sent an email to foreign policy staffers on Capitol Hill urging them to oppose the legislation as it is currently written, primarily because of its impact on free speech. [ak]22/7/2017
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Emergency demonstration - the government is setting Jerusalem ablaze! 22/7/2017
Israeli And Palestinian Teens Have Advice For Divided AmericansSarah Ruiz-Grossman - Huffington Post - The YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus brings together Israeli and Palestinian teens to sing together and to discuss issues facing the region, as well as their own lives. Started five years ago by Micah Hendler, a Jewish-American, the chorus has around 30 students, about evenly split between Israelis and Palestinians. They come from schools in East and West Jerusalem, are Christian, Jewish and Muslim, and represent a range of political beliefs.-rh12/7/2017
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Activist Issa Amro dragged through Israeli GulagRay Hanania - The Arab Daily News - "All of Amro’s protests have been non-violent but effective in generating public attention to the illegal activities of the settlers, who often engage in unpunished violence against Christians and Muslims." - id 12/7/2017
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Call to action: Olive Harvest 2017The ISM will be holding mandatory two day training sessions which will run weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays.12/7/2017
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Pro-Palestinian activists disrupt Radiohead concert in ScotlandCOS Festival News - Next week, Radiohead are due to take the stage in Tel Aviv. The performance has drawn controversy from Palestinian activists, and a group of musicians including Roger Waters, Thurston Moore, and Tunde Adebimpe signed an open letter calling on Radiohead to cancel the Tel Aviv concert. During Radiohead’s concert at the TRNSMT Festival in Glasgow, Scotland, there was a strong presence of activists from Glasgow Palestine Action, Glasgow Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and Radiohead Fans for Palestine. When Radiohead took the stage, they were met by a sea of Palestinian flags and signs. Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke appeared agitated by the protestors. Prior to the band’s performance of “Myxomatosis”, he repeatedly exclaimed, “Some fucking people!” while staring out into the crowd. He was also caught giving the middle finger.[ak]11/7/2017
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A disaster! An American Jewish BDS supporter slipped in! Yael Marom - +972 Magazine - Last Thursday Israel Hayom - the widely-circulated paper owned by the right-wing gambling tycoon Sheldon Adelson - carried a sensational headline: “BDS activist tricks authorities, enters Israel against protocol”. What the paper called "a disaster" referred to Ariel Gold, a prominent activist in the left-wing feminist organization, CODEPINK, getting through Ben Gurion Airport and getting to Hebron, to attend the trial of Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro. "I was interrogated by the airport security. I told them I support Palestinian human rights and international law, and believe only in nonviolence as a way to achieve that. BDS is certainly a non-violent way". [ak]11/7/2017
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Issa Amro, activist from Hebron: I am headed to court 9/7/2017
Beyond protesting occupation, `Sumud` is protecting lifeSami Awad - +972 "For over a month now, I have been involved with a group of Palestinians, Israelis, and internationals in a new and emerging protest and protect movement called “Sumud: Freedom Camp.” One of our key aims is to build a nonviolent movement that focuses on joint action toward resisting the Israeli military occupation of the Palestinian people." ca7/7/2017
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What does it take to support excellent journalism in Israel/Palestine?Philip Weiss - Mondoweiss "To work as a journalist in Palestine means to expect at any moment injury, arrest, or even death,” writes reporter Linda Shalash. “Why do I keep reporting despite the danger and abuse? If I face death in order to help build a better tomorrow—well, there is no more important cause for which to take such a risk.” ca7/7/2017
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Fri. July 7 - the Israeli-Palestinian Freedom March 7/7/2017
Gaza`s child laborers find their way back to school Najlaa Eskafi - Al-Monitor - Operated by Terre des Hommes, an international nongovernmental organization, the center raises awareness among children, parents and other community members about the dangers of child labor and the importance of education. The center helps vulnerable working children and those who drop out of school through various projects, ranging from a summer school to year-round programs requiring a few hours every day.-rh 5/7/2017
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US church demands end to abuse of Palestinian childrenAli Abunimah - EI - "The resolution – passed with the support of 79 percent of delegates at the general synod in Baltimore, the church’s top governing body – urges Israel to “exercise an absolute prohibition against torture and ill-treatment of detained children” and cease all practices that violate “international juvenile justice standards.”" - id 5/7/2017
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40 days and 40 nights: Building a new reality in Sumud Freedom CampSophie Schor - +972 - "Members of the Popular Resistance Committee of the South Hebron Hills, Holy Land Trust, Combatants for Peace, All That’s Left: An Anti-Occupation Collective, and Center for Jewish Nonviolence came together in an unprecedented joint effort." - id 5/7/2017
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Palestinian Legislative Council member Khalida Jarrar arrested by Israeli occupation forcesAddameer - "Israeli occupation forces arrested Palestinian Legislative Council member Khalida Jarrar and Khitam Saafin, chairwoman of the Union of Palestinian Women`s Committees, who have been taken to an undisclosed location, in addition to 9 other individuals in a pre-dawn raid" [ry]3/7/2017
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Turning up the volume in GazaOsama Najjar - EI - “But Gaza is also a place of unyielding spirit, of occasional joy and of music and performance. In spite of the odds, young people have formed bands to convey some of the reality of Gaza” [ry]3/7/2017
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